I don't get enough traffic at my site and I've been manipulating the 'views' count to make people think my site is popular. I figured out how to do this. You go to 'phpmyadmin' - the website that allows you to control your database (there will be a link when you log into webhost's website). After you log into phpmyadmin, on the left menu column, click 'topic posts' or something (sorry -I'm locked out and can't confirm the menu option's correct title from a public computer), then click browse in the top left corner of the 'topic posts' (might be called something similar) page. Then, unfortunately, you'll need to click on every post individually and 'adjust' the figures to your liking. I'm so glad that that's possible.
But I have over a hundred posts and it takes forever. Therefore:
Can someone please tell me how to hide the 'Views' column altogether?
I think guests will feel less pressure of judgement if their posts are not given a view count score. And they will feel that people can come and go freely without being observed. And I believe that people will judge my website less harshly if there are no pushy time limits, and I don't have to send out SPAM begging people in my industry to come and visit. And I won't have to lie. And people won't have to suspect I'm lying and lose all respect for my site. The benefits are vast.